NCDHH Interpreter Workshop

“Interpreting in Mental Health Settings," presented by Steve Hamerdinger, Director Office of Deaf Services, Alabama Department of Mental Health
Friday, September 30, 2022; 6:00 to 9:00 pm and
Saturday, October 1, 2022; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)
University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)
Roskens Hall 401
6001 Dodge Street, Omaha
This workshop will examine mental health interpreting as a specialty made distinct from the broader field of interpreting by unique demands and challenges. Starting with an overview of how the field developed and ending with suggestions for best practices, this presentation is intended to be a broad “waterfront” view of the work. By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1) Define mental health interpreting
2) Discuss historical antecedents which gave rise to the specialty
3) Identify key participants in mental health encounters
4) Define mental illness
5) Discuss challenges inherent to mental health interpreting
6) List best practices in mental health interpreting
Target audience: Deaf and hearing interpreters who might encounter assignments involving mental health and students interested in mental health interpreting. Interpretek (RID Sponsor Code 0024) is an approved RID Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies (PS) program is offered for 0.9 RID CEUs at the little to none content knowledge level or 9 clock hours toward Nebraska licensing requirements. NO partial CEUs or clock hours will be awarded. NCDHH promotes an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or any other protected class. This workshop will be presented in ASL. If you need reasonable accommodations, please contact Sharon Sinkler at sharon.sinkler@nebraska.gov PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 9TH
Event Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2022 (All day)